Captured by Love
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, you will know that I absolutely adore Jody Hedlund’s novels. It’s not just the romance, historical detail and intriguing plot lines that draw me in, but the fact that so many of her novels are set in Michigan (my Home :]).
Captured by Love is set in Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island just so happens to be one of my favorite places I’ve been to. The setting was perfect and I loved trying to picture some of the scenes in my head. Of course, the island would be much different in 1814 than when I visited in the 1990’s and 2000’s.
The British have overtaken Mackinac Island so American’s have to swear their loyalty in order to remain on the island. Pierre has been a fur trader for the past several years and upon returning to the island, he finds his family’s land in bad shape. His brother has run off, refusing to swear loyalty to the British, and his mother’s eyesight is failing, causing her to struggle with keeping up the farm. Pierre is torn between his trapping life and the guilt over leaving his family.
Angelique is at the mercy of her stepfather. Angelique longs to escape the abuse she suffers. When Pierre arrives on the island, she is torn between her loyalties. Angelique and Pierre both have tough decisions to make as they must choose between loyalties and love.
While Captured by Love was not my favorite novel by Jody Hedlund, it was still an intriguing novel that held my attention and kept me turning pages as fast as I could. Any of Jody Hedlund’s books are bound to be on my favorite’s list and that is definitely the case with this book. I admired both of the main characters and thought Ms. Hedlund did a fantastic job of endearing them to the reader. I am forever impatient for the next Jody Hedlund book!
I received a free copy of this book from the author and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.
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